Christodoulos Lazaris, the Greek ambassador to Turkey, was summoned to the Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of demonstrations by the banned PKK, the PKK, outside the Turkish embassy in Athens.
This was reported by the Turkish Anadolu agency on the night of Saturday June 4. Sources of the publication in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the Greek diplomat was informed at the Foreign Ministry about Ankara’s views and reaction to the presence and activities of terrorist groups in Greece. He was also told that terrorist organizations in Greece are easily engaged in propaganda and recruitment, and conduct financial activities.
In Turkey, the PKK is considered a terrorist organization and one of the main threats to national security. The Turkish armed forces periodically carry out targeted strikes in Iraq on objects where the organization has shelters, camps, armories and command posts. On June 1, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the republic’s armed forces would conduct a new cross-border operation in northern Syria against members of the PKK and the People’s Self-Defense Forces, which are considered in Turkey to be the Syrian offshoot of the PKK, writes GreekReporter.